The Official Word

by Rich Savitt



* The Free Lap Rule

* Race Numbers 101


by Charlie Tatarian

EverestChallenge1EC is the California/Nevada State climbing championship. This epic event is a two day stage race in the Eastern Sierra covering 208 miles (approx 164 timed), climbing 29,035 feet in six majestic climbs. In recent years EC has been scheduled the third or fourth weekend in September; the perfect way to end a racing season.

Five of the six climbs are rated "HC-beyond category" and one is "merely" a Cat 1 climb. The Mosquito Flat climb, now third on day one, finishes at 10,250' and is billed as the highest paved road in the Eastern Sierra. The first climb on day one is South Lake at 9,835' and the finishing ascent on day two is to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest at 10,100'.


Read more: Everest Challenge 2012

by Ryan Mongan

branson1This is a race report for a pair of triathlons I did recently. These were my A-priority races for the year and now I'm resetting and getting ready for next year.

Up until a couple of years ago I was a dedicated bike racer. I did my first tri 2 years ago and this last weekend was my 14th for the year. I have done most of the distances but have never done a full Ironman length race. I really enjoy the shorter distances. They feel more like a race and less of an endurance competition. However, never say never. I'll probably sign up for a full Ironman in the next year or two.


Read more: Malibu Triathlon and Branson Half Ironman


Canyon Velo's Innaugural Escape Event

by Rich Savitt

We're heading up to LA to ride with Velo La Grange on their Nichols Canyon Ride on Sunday October 7.

The ride starts at 8AM from 1998 Westwood Blvd in LA.  We will meet at the Anaheim Hills Bike Shop to carpool, and leave promptly from the shop at 6:40AM.  See the ride description on the La Grange website for more details.

This is your chance to escape from our same old weekly rides; join the fun!




by Carl Moler

carl knees beforeOn the left is an X-ray of my knees before surgery... it is called the "Swaying in the Wind" look... no cartilage on the outside of the right knee joint... bone on bone... lots of pain... left knee little cartilage on the inside of the knee joint plus a number of bone spurs under the kneecap... not a lot of fun... was getting harder to climb on bike rides...









Read more: Knee Replacement

by Carl Moler

It has been a while since anything on club news was posted so thought an update might be in order.

First thanks to all of you who are participating in the club rides. It is really impressive to see all those Canyon Velo Kits out there riding together.

Read more: Update From The Prez



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